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Ynys Castell

Menai Bridge, Anglesey (Ref. 1116445)

4.6

Menai Holiday Cottages rating

  • 13 Guests

  • 7 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Martin

    “The central heating system and hot water system need to be upgraded.”

    When the heating was on the property was warm in some rooms and very cold in other rooms; in particular the downstairs en-suite room had a tepid radiator which did not heat the room. An emergency electric heater would have been welcome when the oil tank ran out during our stay. The blinds in the upstairs en-suite bathroom, downstairs en-suite bathroom and upstairs single room need to be replaced with Venetian blinds which will be easier to keep clean (unlike the mildewed Roman blinds) and easier ...

    When the heating was on the property was warm in some rooms and very cold in other rooms; in particular the downstairs en-suite room had a tepid radiator which did not heat the room. An emergency electric heater would have been welcome when the oil tank ran out during our stay. The blinds in the upstairs en-suite bathroom, downstairs en-suite bathroom and upstairs single room need to be replaced with Venetian blinds which will be easier to keep clean (unlike the mildewed Roman blinds) and easier to operate. The row of coat hooks in the porch fell off when coats were hung on them. These need to be replaced with proper, fit-for purpose coat hooks. Finally, the Sykes website gives mis-information about the property. Concerning the upstairs it currently reads: " 1 double en-suite 1 double with access to Jack and Jill bathroom". This is misleading as the double upstairs has access to the Jack and Jill bathroom and the other double does not. It reads as if there are two bathrooms upstairs. It also says there is a "sitting room with wood burner AND a first floor living/dining room". This would be more accurately described as a 'Reading nook'. Finally it states there are three TVs at the property when there are two. As a future improvement, the downstairs bunk room would be more comfortable if the old fitted wardrobe and drawers/cupboard unit were removed and replaced with smaller storage. This might even make room for a small double bed instead of the bunks beds. We appreciate that the maintenance of such a unique venue is hard and that the owners do their very best to keep on top of it. As a previous reviewer said 'it is the small things that make a difference'.

    - Martin, March 2024

    Thank you for your feedback. We respond to all feedback in the best way that is practical given the access issues we have to the property. We encourage visitors to communicate any issues with their stay directly with us so that we can act on them as soon as possible. We have asked Sykes to update the information on their website to clarify the description of the layout of the house, bathrooms and TV’s.  We accept your constructive points re the decor and we are improving the areas highlighted. Property Owner

Summary

  • Seven bedrooms: Ground-floor 1 x king with( en-suite bath, shower attachment, basin and WC), 1 x twin, 1 x bunk bed, First floor 1 x double with balcony, 1 x bunk bed both with access to a (Jack and Jill bathroom with bath, walk in shower, basin and WC), 1 x double, 1 x single with basin
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • External utility
  • Small living room and dining table
  • First-floor sitting room with balcony and wood burning stove
  • Snug
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, full size fridge and freezer, dishwasher and wine cooler
  • Washing machine in utility room
  • 2 x TV, DVD Player, CD player, selection of books and toys
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars and further parking at the bottom of the drive
  • Boats welcome
  • Large mature gardens with lawned and patio areas with garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (charges apply currently £20 per dog per week)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: The unique island location means that there are areas of cliff face and of course the sea within close proximity to the cottage and guests with young children need to be mindful of this
  • The tide stays on the causeway for up to 4 hours, then off for up to 8 hours so arrival and departure times will vary to accommodate the tide
  • Note: Check-in is 4pm, check-out is 10am

The property

Ynys Castell is one of the most unique and exciting holiday houses, on its own island off Anglesey.

The adventure begins the moment you drive onto the causeway! The house has magnificent panoramic views of the Menai Strait, where you might see cormorants perching on some of the rocks, seals and so much more.

With the backdrop of the mountains of Snowdonia in addition to the historic Menai Suspension Bridge, Bangor Pier and The Great Orme, it will be hard to know where to direct your gaze. "Ynys Castell (Castle Island) a unique and exciting holiday experience that starts as soon as you drive onto the causeway!" A lovely holiday house, sleeping 13, and set in mature gardens with lawned areas, vantage seating spots, meandering paths and steps down to the water's edge and its very own slipway. Ideal for families and large groups this is a comfortable house with space generously provided so that everyone can be together or find a quiet space to be alone.

Great if you're looking for a unique house to celebrate that upcoming special occasion.

You may be on an island, but when the tide is right you can walk into Menai Bridge within minutes to sample the delights of independent little shops and excellent restaurants.

(Dogs charged £20 per dog per week)

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

MENAI BRIDGE

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll 2 miles; Bangor 2.5 miles; Beaumaris 4.5 miles; Caernarfon 8 miles

This delightful town sits right on the edge of the Isle of Anglesey and is home to one of two bridges to mainland Wales. It is an ideal base for a holiday and is great for exploring this beautiful island. It has a strong history which can be discovered in the Menai Bridge Heritage Museum, the well known Saint Tysilio lived on Church Island, just off of Anglesey in the 7th century, hence the name of the 15th century St. Tysilio's Church. Menai Bridge itself offers a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy. In terms of entertainment, this is an ideal spot with something for everybody, there is the butterfly palace 'Pili Palas' which is incredibly popular with families, as well as the astounding Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens well worth a walk around. The Snowdonia National Park is within driving distance for you outdoor enthusiasts, it has wonderful walking, cycling and opportunities to see some beautiful sights. Nearer to the town, there are some incredible places including the popular towns of Beaumaris and Caernarfon with their majestic castles and much more to do.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure that you take every care to manage the risks and dangers associated with the location of the property and so protect yourself and those staying with you from loss, injury or death.
Most particularly, the house has not been designed for ease of use or safety for parties with small children or persons with any mobility restrictions. The house is an island and is cut off from the mainland for approximately 4 hours in every 12 hours. Please do not attempt to cross the causeway when there is water on it. Please exercise care and due attention when using all the property grounds as all the island is surrounded by water and dangerous terrain.
NOTE Charges apply for dogs per week currently £20 per week per dog

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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